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Also Known As: Died: March 17, 1976
Born: November 2, 1906 Cause of Death: influenza and heart disease
Birth Place: Italy Profession: Director ...
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Early interest in breeding of racehorses for ten years
1926:
Served in Reggimento Savoia Cavalleria
1928:
Debut as stage set designer
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Moved to Paris; worked for Jean Renoir as costume designer and third assistant director on "Un Partie de Campagne/A Day in the Country" (1936) and "Les Bas-Fonds/The Lower Depths" (1937)
1937:
Made brief, disillusioning visit to Hollywood
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Joined editorial staff of "Cinema" magazine during WWII
1942:
Film directing debut with "Ossessione" (also co-screenplay)
1945:
Directed first play, Cocteau's "Parenti terrible/Les Parents terribles" in Rome; continued as stage director
1954:
Directed first opera, "La vestale" in Milan
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As opera director, was credited with development of Maria Callas as a superstar
1976:
Last film, "L'Innocente"

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